‘Aavesham’ is a different movie made solely to entertain, says Fahadh Faasil

He says 'Aavesham' will appeal to audiences since it has different settings, characters, and elements .

ByArjun Ramachandran

Published Apr 09, 2024 | 7:36 PM Updated Apr 09, 2024 | 7:36 PM

Fahadh Faasil opens up about Aavesham

Fahadh Faasil’s upcoming Malayalam movie Aavesham is slated for release on 11 April. The teaser has increased expectations among film lovers for the flick.

In the film, Fahadh Faasil plays the role of Ranga, a don based in Bengaluru.

The actor shares that he has never done a film or played a character like this.

“I haven’t done a movie and a character like this before. My character is loud and involves some complications as Ranga speaks in a language, which is a blend of Malayalam and Kannada. The character also speaks loudly,” Fahadh said at a pre-release press meet held in Kochi on Tuesday, 9 April.

Asked why he took a different role this time, the Malayalam actor replied that he has been signing movies that came his way.

“I am doing films I have been offered. But, when this (Aavesham) came to me, I felt I needed to try entertainment, too. We do have other platforms (like OTT) for offbeat films but Aavesham must be watched in theatres,” he said.

No need for promotions if there’s good content: Fahadh

Fahadh Faasil with director Jithu Mahdavan

Fahadh Faasil with director Jithu Mahdavan at ‘Aavesham’ press meet. (Screengrab)

Fahadh stated that acting with youngsters was a different experience altogether. He said Jithu gave him a clear idea about Ranga. The moustache and DN hairstyle were finalised later.

About his name “Fafa”, which was used in the movie, the Malayalam actor said his friends called him by that name and later his co-actors picked it up. “The makers thought it would be fun to use the name in Aavesham. Hence, the statement — Reintroducing Fafa,” he pointed out.

When asked about promotions, Fahadh Faasil said he couldn’t take part in promotional activities of Aavesham since he has been busy shooting for Allu Arjun’s forthcoming film Pushpa 2: The Rule.

The Malayalam actor said he lets his work speak and believes that a film will do well at the box office if has good content, irrespective of promotions.

He also oozed confidence that Aavesham would appeal to the audience since it has different settings, characters, and elements like comedy, action, and thriller.

About doing negative roles in other industries, Fahadh said it’s a parallel collaboration.

He also revealed that he will do a comedy role in two Tamil movies —Rajinikanth’s Vettaiyan and Vadi Velu’s yet-to-be-titled flick.

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Aavesham based on real-life incidents: Jithu Madhavan

Team Aavesham at press meet in Kochi

Team ‘Aavesham’ at the press meet in Kochi. (Supplied)

Aavesham is Jithu Madhavan’s second movie after the blockbuster hit Romancham (2023).

Since this is a different film, he wanted to use a funky word as the title.

According to Jithu, Romancham is based on real-life incidents. “However, only the basic plot is inspired by real life and the rest is fictional.”

The filmmaker hastened to add that Aavesham is not a spin-off film. “It (Aavesham) is made for the mass audience and is a theatrical watch. I hope people who didn’t like Romancham would like this.”

He disclosed that the production work of Aavesham began soon after the release of Romancham in 2023.

“After wrapping up Romacham shoot, I called on Anwar Rasheed (producer) and narrated the script of Aavesham. He liked it and gave it a green signal,” Jithu Madhavan recalled.

The director clarified that there is no link between Romancham and Aavesham, and revealed that they are yet to lock the script for the second part of Romancham.

An exciting project: Sushin Shyam

Music director Sushin Shyam, who composed music for films like Romancham and Manjummel Boys (2024), described Aavesham as an exciting project and a wholesome entertainer.

“All the songs in Aavesham have a good tempo. There are eight songs and they are all situations. They are sung by eight singers,” he revealed.

Sushin Shyam signed off by saying that working with independent musicians proved to be an added advantage for him in his career.

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